Jan Hendrik Erasmus will be the new Chief Financial Officer of Athora Netherlands and its insurance companies from June 13. The Dutch central bank approved his appointment and the Athora Netherlands Business Council issued positive advice. Erasmus succeeds Jim van Hess, who was appointed interim chief financial officer in June 2021.
Erasmus (1980) previously held the position of Head of Group Risk Management at Aviva plc, where he was responsible for risk, actuarial, compliance, financial crime and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Aviva, Erasmus held the position of Director of Customer Relations and Member of the Board of Directors of the NN Group. He joined the NN Group from consultancy Oliver Wyman, where he was Partner and Head of the UK insurance practice. Erasmus holds dual South African and British citizenship.
Rodrik Munsters, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Atura Netherlands on the appointment: “I am delighted to welcome Jan Hendrik to the Executive Board of Azura Netherlands. Jan Hendrik is a talented CEO and with in-depth financial experience and extensive experience in capital, finance and risk management, he is ideally suited to lead our financial organization as we continue to implement our sustainable growth strategy. I would like to personally thank Jim for his dedication and commitment over the past year. During his tenure as interim CFO at Athora Netherlands, he made an important contribution to the strengthening of our financial organisation. We wish him all the best in his future career.”
Jim van Hees says of his departure: “I would like to sincerely thank the board of directors and my colleagues at Athora Netherlands for the year I have been with the company. I have been part of an amazing and professional financial team and I am proud of what we have achieved together. I look forward to working with Jan Hendrick on the transition in the coming weeks and hope He has every success in his new position.”
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